How to Choose a Framework for Your Next Bot Build

October 1, 2018

It takes a lot of planning to create a bot. Before you even get started coding, check our list of things to consider when you choose a bot framework.

Bot Development, Frameworks and Tools

Bots Against Slavery

September 4, 2018

See how Seattle Against Slavery is fighting sex trafficking with chatbots that pose as sex trafficking victims and that interact directly with the buyers - By Liz Rush

Emerging Technology

12 Bots to Integrate in Slack Today

August 28, 2018

Slack is one of the top platforms for bot integration to share everything from tasks to gifs with colleagues. Read about 12 Slackbots you can add today.

Bot Galleries

8 Lessons We Learned from the World’s Most Famous Bots

August 21, 2018

New bots are built on the success of famous bots ELIZA from 1966 and A.L.I.C.E. from 1995. Keep these 8 tips in mind to improve your bot development approach.

Emerging Technology

Feeling Lonely? These Chatbots Will Keep You Company

August 14, 2018

Humans are creating chatbots to keep other humans company. Read more about how people are connecting with bots and 6 bots to chat with based on your mood.

Bot Galleries

Designing Personality: How Bots Express Themselves Through Language

August 7, 2018

Developers and companies are building bots to sound more like humans, Using these personality design components can improve user experience with your chatbots.

Chatbot News

Define and Design Intents for Your Bot

July 31, 2018

Intents are user intentions and they are how users greet your bot and ask it questions. Learn more about intents and how to design them for your bot.

Bot Basics

Design Utterances for Your Bot

July 24, 2018

An utterance is a single portion of your bot’s overall dialog. Learn how to design your bot’s utterances to determine your bot’s tone and personality.

Bot Basics

Serverless Computing Simplifies Chatbot Maintenance

July 10, 2018

Serverless computing is a great solution for hosting your chatbot. See the history of serverless and why your bot should be hosted there.

Emerging Technology

8 Steps to a Better Chatbot

June 26, 2018

If building a chatbot seems like a daunting task, start with this simple 8-step checklist for building a bot. It’s not as complicated as you might think.

Bot Development

How Business Leaders Leverage Chatbot Personalization

June 21, 2018

See how major brands are outsourcing customer service work to chatbots while creating a more personalized online experience for their users.

Enterprise Bots

How to get a .BOT domain

June 19, 2018

This step-by-step guide by Randall Hunt was previously published on the AWS News Blog. You’ll learn how to register a .BOT domain, validate a LEX bot to give Amazon Registry permissions to invoke the bot and verify it’s existence, and get started with Amazon Route53 and AWS Certificate Manager (ACM).

Frameworks and Tools

How to reserve a .BOT domain using Pandorabots

June 12, 2018

This step-by-step guide by Lauren Kunze was previously published on Pandorabots’ blog. You’ll learn how to create your first bot using a Pandorabots account, deploy your bot and reserve a .BOT domain for your site.

Frameworks and Tools

How Apps are Pushing Bots into the Mainstream

June 5, 2018

Conversational marketing and messaging apps are pushing bots into the everyday. Learn about some of the benefits of integrating chatbots in messaging apps.

Chatbot News

When It Comes to Solving Problems for Your Company, Task Bots Can Help

June 3, 2018

From IT support to admin tasks, task bots are reshaping the way that offices operate. Learn more about the task bots that are making your office life better.

Emerging Technology

What Chatbot Communities to Join in 2018

May 29, 2018

Do you know where to find other bot developers to talk shop and share your knowledge? If not, we’ve put together a list of our 6 our favorite communities where bot developers and bot enthusiasts alike can share bots, discover new bots, learn how to use new tools, compare frameworks, and keep up with discoveries.

Chatbot News

Service Chatbots: How Voice Recognition Is Making Them More Sophisticated

May 22, 2018

Voice recognition and deep learning are paving the way for bots to replace humans in customer service. Learn about the challenges facing bot developers today.

Emerging Technology

10 Twitter Bots You Should Follow in 2018

May 15, 2018

From Grammar Police (@_grammar_) to Accidental Haiku (@accidental575), check out 10 of the best Twitter bots to follow in 2018.

Chatbot News

Beginner’s Guide to Bots

April 27, 2018

Everything you need to know about the past present and future of bots. Whether you're thinking about developing a bot or just want to learn more about bots, this guide will teach you how bots were invented, the basics of how bots work, what bots can do, and where bots are developed and published.

Bot Basics

4 Proven Ways to Get Your Bot Discovered

May 8, 2018

Marketplaces at Facebook Messenger, Discord and Slack are already bogged down with more than 100,000 bots. So how do you break through the noise and get your bot discovered? The solution — one not enough people are implementing — is understanding how viral apps get discovered and adapting that process for your bot.

Discoverability

Introduction to Bots

April 3, 2018

What are chatbots and where did they come from? Early roots in psychology and an ironic twist behind the creation of the first chatbot paved the way for modern chatbots. Today, chatbots have become a popular customer service solution able to facilitate sales, complete online tasks, and more.

Bot Basics

How Chatbots Work

April 18, 2018

They might seem complicated at first but building a simple bot is surprisingly easy. Of course, building a sophisticated chatbot able to perform complex interactions is much more difficult. Chatbots use Natural Language Processing technology to understand words and phrases and complex bots use AI technology as well.

Bot Basics

Functions of Bots

April 10, 2018

The ability of bots to accomplish different types of tasks is evolving and increasing rapidly. You can get a bot to manage projects in your Slack channel, get the weather, discover new music or tell you a dad joke. Here are a few things that bots can do.

Bot Basics

Popular Chatbot Publishing Platforms

April 24, 2018

Social and messaging platforms have become the most common place for hobbyists and experienced developers to learn about and interact with bots. These platforms each have their own bots and allow users to build and deploy them. Here’s how the major players in this space have been utilizing chatbots on their platforms.

Bot Basics

Popular Bot Building Frameworks

May 1, 2018

When you're ready to build your chatbot, you'll need the right framework. Chatbot frameworks are digital spaces where coders and developers build bots from the ground up. This guide covers some of the most common bot building frameworks out there: Amazon Lex, Dialogflow, and Microsoft Bot Framework.

Bot Basics

Give your bot a home.

You built it. You taught it. Now give it a home to grow on a .bot domain.


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